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Format: 2016-05-01
Format: 2016-05-01
Format: 2016-05-01

Library card catalogs have become an analog elephant in the digital room. Once the preeminent form of bibliographic record keeping, card catalogs have now become more of an artifact than an effective resource for researchers – especially those online.

12/8/15

As part of his ongoing series 1st District Difference Makers, Senator Larry Farnese stopped by HSP's historic Library in Philadelphia's Center City neighborhood for a conversation and tour with HSP President & CEO Page Talbott. 

12/7/15

Print is dead, or so drone digital media's arrivistes. This may come as a shock to Philadelphia's The Print Center as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest organizations dedicated to graphic arts in the United States. As part of the centennial celebrations, HSP's latest document display explores 100 years of The Print Center, including records from the organization's early days (HSP holds The Print Center's adminstrative records). 

12/1/15

With only a small percentage of its collection digitized and made available online, HSP has embarked on new collaborations to make its collections more accessible to researchers across the country and around the world. 

Over the past year, HSP has partnered with FamilySearch to help increase the digitization of its collection.  As part of this new partnership, HSP was joined by its first pair of FamilySearch volunteers, husband and wife team Jerrol and Margaret Syme. 

11/25/15
Genealogy

With only a small percentage of its collection digitized and made available online, HSP has embarked on new collaborations to make its collections more accessible to researchers across the country and around the world. 

Over the past year, HSP has partnered with FamilySearch to help increase the digitization of its collection.  As part of this new partnership, HSP was joined by its second pair of FamilySearch volunteers, husband and wife team Tome and Helen Longhurst.

11/25/15
Genealogy

Diane Roka, a Philadelphia-based artist, writer, and "documentary-style drawtographer," attended HSP's program, Unpacking a Psychiatrist: The 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, on November 18. 

11/25/15
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"Fryer's shining moment involves a mask that hides his face. His monument obscures him." 

-Playwright Ain Gordon, HSP's Embedded Artist.

11/19/15

The story of Pennsylvania is inextricably linked to the history of energy—from the forests and waters of Penn Woods, to the anthracite and bituminous coal fields of the northeast and southwest corners of the state, up to the natural gas trapped in the state’s Marcellus Shale formation. Throughout its history, Pennsylvania has fueled the nation.

11/17/15

HSP is proud to announce an online graduate course for educators beginning in 2016: Preserving American Freedom: A Primary Source Approach to Teaching American History.

11/13/15
Education

HSP is pleased to announce the latest update of Discover, the online open-access catalog offering researchers a window into the institution's collection of over 21 million items.

Going live on Wednesday, November 4, the new Discover boasts several improvements. Users now have the ability to email and text search results without having to log-in. Sharing research with friends and family has never been easier: Simply click “Text This” or “Email This” within the record.

11/3/15